California jury considers murder-kidnapping case that inspired movie ‘Alpha Dog’

Hollywood murder case in hands of California jury

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A jury on Thursday was set to consider the case of Jesse James Hollywood, who is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy over a drug debt then ordering his death and going on the run for years, a string of events that inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”

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Photos of slain boy shown as closing arguments begin in Calif. trial of Jesse James Hollywood

Closing arguments begin in ‘Alpha Dog’ murder case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Attorneys have begun closing arguments in the trial of Jesse James Hollywood, who is accused of kidnapping a teenager over a drug debt and then ordering his death.

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Drug dealer says he regrets kidnapping teen, but didn’t plan killing in ‘Alpha Dog’ case

Dealer says he regrets kidnap in ‘Alpha Dog’ case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — An admitted marijuana supplier testified Tuesday that he and two friends grabbed a 15-year-old boy off a street nine years ago but said a cohort acting without his knowledge later killed the boy whose slaying inspired the movie “Alpha Dog.”

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Jesse James Hollywood testifies in own defense in ‘Alpha Dog’ kidnap-murder trial

Defendant takes stand in ‘Alpha Dog’ murder trial

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — An admitted marijuana supplier says he and two friends grabbed a 15-year-old boy off a street nine years ago but that a cohort acting without his knowledge later killed the boy whose slaying inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”

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Prosecution rests in California trial of Jesse James Hollywood, charged with teen’s murder

Prosecution rests in ‘Alpha Dog’ murder trial

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Prosecutors have rested their case against Jesse James Hollywood, who is accused of ordering the murder of a teenager he allegedly kidnapped to force payment of a drug debt in a case that inspired the 2006 movie “Alpha Dog.”

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